Renesas rolls dual-type power MOSFET Product News 7/31/2008 Post a comment Designed to make DC/DC converters more efficient for laptop PCs and communication devices, Renesas' latest power MOSFET boasts a chip mounting area that is half the size of existing dual-package power MOSFET configurations.
Audio connectors shrink in size Product News 7/31/2008 1 comment ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed a miniature audio connector series, aimed at higher quality compact audio applications in video, broadcast and recording.
Digital Potentiometers feature 1 percent accuracy Product News 7/31/2008 Post a comment Analog Devices introduced the digital potentiometer (digiPot) AD529x family with the industry's best resistor tolerance of just 1 percent, allowing designers of industrial and instrumentation equipment to meet tighter resistor matching requirements for improved system accuracy.
Debug engine supports new 32-bit automotive MCUs from Freescale and ST Product News 7/31/2008 Post a comment At the same time as the launch of the automotive microcontroller families SPC560xx/SPC563xx from STMicroelectronics and MPC560/MPC563xx from Freescale, pls Programmierbare Logik & Systeme (Lauda, Germany) announces the availability of its Universal Debug Engine (UDE) 2.4, a complete debug and test environment especially for the specific features of these new Power Architecture 32-bit devices.
Continental seeks engineers Product News 7/30/2008 Post a comment Automotive electronics supplier Continental AG (Hannover, Germany) is urgently looking for engineers. In order to facilitate the integration process of Siemens VDO which has been acquired past year, the company has launched an internal recruiting project.
Microscope-on-a-chip debuts Product News 7/29/2008 Post a comment Today's bulky, expensive microscopes could be come smaller and cheaper after researchers found a way to combine pinhole optics, microfluidics and a charge-coupled device to assemble a working microscope on a single chip.
ST launches multi-channel clock distribution chip line Product News 7/29/2008 Post a comment STMicroelectronics announced the first six devices in a series of clock-distribution ICs, which it says are the first in the market to provide per-channel output-enable controls for precision clock management in embedded and handheld applications.
Kodak's mission to Mars Product News 7/29/2008 Post a comment Imaging technology from Eastman Kodak Company continues to enable the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) to take high-resolution views of the red planet as the orbiter approaches the three-year anniversary of its launch on August 12.
ST, NXP close deal to create wireless JV Product News 7/29/2008 Post a comment ST-NXP Wireless is now a reality. STMicroelectronics NV and NXP BV have completed the deal, announced mid-April, bringing together their respective wireless operations into a joint venture company. Operations will start on Aug. 2 with a wireless product and technology portfolio.
AMS successful in mobility markets Product News 7/29/2008 Post a comment Strong demand for mobile devices power management systems, MEMS microphones and chips for industrial applications drove Austriamicrosystems' sales and profit in the second quarter. The company expects the uptrend to continue over the second half of the year.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.